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Churchill Group Build
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 12:02 PM UTC
The guidelines look ok to me Sascha. Timeline is good as well as it gives time for further research and material build-up for what I have in mind. Cheers, Tat
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 12:17 PM UTC
I'm in too. Building a 3-incher.

Mike
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 12:49 PM UTC
Well now I'll have to thinking now. First to see what's out there OOB and run from there with the AM stuff. Maybe even some scratch.

This should be fun.
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 12:52 PM UTC
Wow. This was the first thing that popped up on a quick search.


Tamiya kit #35210
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 01:27 PM UTC
Thanks for letting me know am gonna go ahead and turn it in.
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 01:39 PM UTC
Hi Sascha

I would be keen on joining up as I have the Churchill III ARVE that didn't make the d-day campaign still in the cupboard

Cheers Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 04:53 AM UTC
Sascha,
Sounds good to me. Wish it was starting sooner, but I understand that everyone has a backlog.

In case some of you are looking for inspiration, I highly recommend the Ampersand Publishing Chuchill Pt. I and Pt. II books. They have some great images with a lot of detail. The only reservation I have is that the Part II book give a fair amount of coverage to the post war variants. I'm more inclined towards the operational vehicles, but pt. I totally delivers in that regard.
http://ampersandpubco.com/churchill-part-1/

Best,
John
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 05:27 AM UTC
Re Beute Churchills (why is it some modellers will only do it if they can stick a cross on it lol)

the Germans captured over 30 at Dieppe. These were a mix of MkIs, MkIIs, MkIIIs and Okes (3)

All but four were technically runners. (three were swamped in the sea, one caught fire). Only one was penetrated although several were shaken up inside from dive bombing and mortaring.

6 were retained removed for testing as far as I am aware, 2 MkIs, 2MkIIs and 2 MkIIIs. one of each was used form mobility and other active testing, the others were shot at (possibly more than one of each) for gunnery testing against their armour

I have an original copy of the report. Despite German propaganda about them thinking they were 'hopelessly outdated and obsolete' they withstood and all but the 88 and 7.5cm pak from 2000 yards down to 500 yards. under 500 they were more vulnerable, including to the 5cm guns. the 37mm, unsurprisingly, didn't even scratch them

The guns used at Dieppe were 50cm PaK and obsolete french 75mms. None of these, or the mortars or Divebombers managed to penetrate the tanks on the beach. Surprisingly only 2 Calgary Tank men were killed in their tanks

After Dieppe a few MkIII turrets were removed and fitted to bunkers in the Bologne area


Thereafter Churchills were not really captured. a few on the eastern front, but probably only on an opportunistic basis. being very different in parts to other allied tanks getting parts for a beute would have been difficult to keep it running; not like a sherman
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 05:45 AM UTC
Some nice information Chris. Can't imagine there were many places the 5cm guns could penetrate though.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 06:49 AM UTC
Why restrict the campaign to WW2, both Crocodiles and Bridge Layers were used in the Korean War.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 07:15 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Some nice information Chris. Can't imagine there were many places the 5cm guns could penetrate though.



At the time, it was something of a shock to the Germans as previously most british tanks were succeptable to it at some range
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 03:38 PM UTC
Hello will have build submitted tomorrow.

Ian I am going to ammend what ive written to include the Churchills & Variants of the korean war as well.

Chris thats some good info yove passed on thanks for sharing.

John thanks for the info on the books will have to check them out.

Sascha (IronOwl)
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 05:28 PM UTC
Not built a Churchill for years,I'm game
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 09:07 PM UTC
I have never built a Churchill, so i am in.
IronOwl
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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 08:02 AM UTC
Hello All the Paper work has been submitted i put a start date of December 1 2013 with end date of December 1 2014.
Well I'm off to work, Have Fun and i look forward to continue plotting my Churchill Build.



Sascha (Ironowl)
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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 08:06 AM UTC
Ah yeah Anyone have any Ribbion ideas i dont have a clue on how to make them or the Banners i see a lot of build have
any Ideas please let me know
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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 12:44 PM UTC
Well, well... as posted in the News Section, AFV Club seems to be busy coming out with Churchill kits. Looking down thru the PMMS page what's also interesting is a Mk III for Dieppe, as a future release:

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/newkitnews/afvclub.html

By the looks of it, one gets to have the required early Mk III components in one package. Hmmm...though I think it has been marked as future release since 2009 (?) -- hopefully it gets out by the time the campaign gets into swing.

Cheers,

Tat

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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 11:47 AM UTC
Yep... they're getting some of my money very soon! The Churchill III (Dieppe Version), that M41 and of course the MBT70.

I think there will be a lot of Dieppe Churchill's in this Campaign.










~ Jeff
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 - 02:43 PM UTC
yeah i'm gonna add one to my ever growing stash, wife shouldnt see this post lol i'm going with a Mark VII from tamiya on this build gonna mark it up with the 9th RTR markings, went with 9th RTR due to picking up a Copy of the Book Tank Tracks History of the 9th RTR duing WWII written by an officer of that Regiment, Peter Beale.
I'm half way thru reading it and have started going back thru it looking at all of the Photos in the book (Research) well gotta go for now take care all.
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 05:54 PM UTC
Hello all Ive not heard back yet from Admin on my build submission so i dont know if its been approved or if i need to add or change anything. so when i do either i or they (admin) will let us know. Still doing a lot of reading and trying to figure out some PE and Tracks for the kit i'm going to do also looking at some barrels for the main gun, i dont know if i'm going to do a diorama with this build or not. Take care

Sascha (Ironowl)
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 03:07 AM UTC
As in the past, it might take a week for it to even get read so hang on!











~ Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 02:31 AM UTC
Hi All, Ive gotten my paints and some PE have also thought About Doing An Churchill ARV along with my MK VII anywho am also waiting on my Churchill Book to get here. am looking forward to getting started sooner or later


Back to the Lab(Research Center)

Sascha (Ironowl)
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 03:24 AM UTC
Any word yet?

I was hoping things would be in better hands and have more time appropriate to the Campaigns but I guess I was wrong.










~ Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 03:38 PM UTC
Sorry I have not heard anything as of late, When i hear i'll let you all know..

Sascha (IronOwl)
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 02:14 PM UTC
Last I read was that our Campaigns Admin, Pete Becera had problems with his computer:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=204468&page=1

Hope he's got it fixed by now.

Cheers,

Tat